A Class Of Its Own

New 2023 Mercedes-AMG CLE 63 spied during winter testing

Our spy photographers have spotted the all-new Mercedes-AMG CLE 63 undergoing winter screening in Sweden, in advance of its scheduled start in 2023.

With rumours indicating that Mercedes may ditch the C-Class Cabriolet, this new drop-major design appears to bridge the compact hole among the C-Course and E-Class convertibles, and will sit at the top of the forthcoming CLE vary. 

Using take note of its bulging wings, bigger air consumption and what seems to be a lowered trip height, we believe that this is the overall performance-centered CLE 63 model. It also sports a momentary twin-exhaust technique, in contrast to on preceding prototypes exactly where the suggestions weren’t seen. In terms of electrification, there doesn’t appear to be a visible charging port, even so 1 could be concealed beneath the camouflaged physique.

Irrespective of the new CLE using the flexible MRA-2 platform (that underpins equally the C-Class and S-Class versions) and becoming ready to accommodate a 6-cylinder engine, it is very likely the CLE 63 will have the similar hybridised turbocharged 2.-litre 4-cylinder engine as the approaching Mercedes-AMG C 63. 

This motor is mated to a 6.1kWh battery pack and a rear-mounted electric motor that makes up to 201bhp. This set-up will make it possible for for ability outputs in excessive of 635bhp, whilst count on it to boast identical power to the new BMW M4 Competitiveness Convertible’s 503bhp. 

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